Photo by Courtney Chappell
If you had told me I was going to be this fascinated by experimental re-workings of sea shanties, I never would have believed you, but here we are. The latest single from Shane Parish is "Randy Dandy O," and it continues his guitar and drums re-imagining of traditional sea shanties. This one is just guitar, and the accompanying video is a live outdoor performance of the song, complete with the noises of cars driving in the distance. Once again, it doesn't sound like a traditional song at all until you start really paying attention and the traditional melody slowly unveils itself to you. "Randy Dandy O" is the rare kind of song that is going to appeal to fans of traditional music and experimental music.
You can watch the video for "Randy Dandy O" below. Liverpool is due out March 4 on Dear Life Records and can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp. For more on Shane Parish, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.
3/3 Durham NC at Duke Coffeehouse w/ Weirs + Magic Tuber String Band
3/4 Charlottesville VA at Visible Records w/ Jordan Perry
3/5 DC at Rhizome w/ William Corrigan + Weed Tree
3/6 DC at Rhizome Gamify Your Guitar Practice Workshop
3/7 Philadelphia PA at Brickbat Books
3/9 Queens NY at Windjammer
3/10 Kingston NY at Tubby’s w/ Daniel Wyche + Wild C
3/11 Brooklyn NY at Purgatory w/ Adeleine Hotel + Ruby Landen
3/12 Pittsburgh PA at Acoustic Music Works
3/13 Cleveland OH at New Ghosts House Show
3/14 Indianapolis IN at Healer
3/15 Chicago IL at Elastic w/ Lia Kohl, Jason Stein
3/17 Nashville TN at DRKMTTR w/ Josh Halper + Ziona Riley